Love Project Films has released a poster and trailer for director Kevin Derek’s More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story, a new documentary exploring the life of the Oscar-nominated actor and looking beyond his iconic role as Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid franchise.
Featuring in the documentary are contributions from a number of Morita’s friends and colleagues including Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Martin Kove, Henry Winkler, James Hong, Sean Kanan, Marion Ross, Esai Morales, Tommy Chong, Don Most and Anson Williams.
The Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role of “Mr. Miyagi,” left behind a painfully revealing autobiographical record of his much-too-brief time here on Earth, tracing his journey from being bed-bound as a boy to the bright lights and discrimination in Hollywood. Deep inside that sweet, generous, multi-talented performer seethed an army of demons, that even alcohol and drugs couldn’t mask.
More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story is set for release on February 5th.